oa Botswana Notes & Records - Putting the Bushmen on the map of Botswana

Volume 32 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0525-5090



This paper shows that the presence of Bushmen people in Botswana has been mapped at the level of the territories of individual bands (family groups), multi-band groupings as well as language groups by anthropologists and others over a period of decades. This paper argues that such historical maps together with other evidence from oral testimonies may be sufficient proof for the Bushmen people to lay claim to certain land and resource use rights such as those increasingly enjoyed by other indigenous peoples worldwide.

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